BME News

December 29, 2006

Purdue BME Students Attend "Genetic Jamboree"

A team of students, led by Professor Jenna Rickus, attended MIT's third annual International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition (known as the iGEM Jamboree) in November.
December 14, 2006

Leary Receives AIMBE's Highest Honor

Professor James F. Leary has been elected by the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) to their College of Fellows. Fellows are recognized by AIMBE as persons who have distinguished themselves in the field of medical and biological engineering.

October 18, 2006

Kinam Park Named Showalter Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering

The Purdue University Board of Trustees, meeting at Purdue Calumet on Friday, September 29, approved the appointment of Kinam Park as Purdue's Showalter Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering. The appointment was made based on Park's academic achievements, which have been internationally recognized, and his unique contributions to the university through his scholarship, research, teaching and leadership functions.
October 6, 2006

Inside INdiana Business Highlights Weldon School of BME's Impact

The following article appears on the Inside INdiana Business website, and is based on an interview Gerry Dick did with George Wodicka, Head of Purdue's Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. The interview aired October 1st, and can be viewed in its entirety at (click on "The Show").
October 2, 2006

Prof. Bashir's "Nanocantilevers" Research Showcased by National Academy of Sciences

Recent work by Professors Rashid Bashir and Michael Ladisch, and Demir Akin of Weldon BME with fellow researchers Amit K. Gupta (Harvard University), Pradeep R. Nair (Purdue ECE), Steven Broyles (Purdue Biochemistry) and Muhammad A. Alam (Purdue ECE) has appeared in the online proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
September 22, 2006

Purdue honors bioengineer with surprise tribute

Colleagues and former students gathered at Purdue University on Friday (Sept. 22) to share stories and testimonials about biomedical engineer Leslie Geddes, whose research has spawned innovations ranging from burn treatments to miniature defibrillators, ligament repair to tiny blood pressure monitors for premature infants.
September 20, 2006

BME Building Dedication

Friday September 22 is upon us. The time to RSVP for the luncheon and reception have passed, and now is the time to attend the dedication of the new home of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and a tribute to the man who truly is the heart of biomedical engineering at Purdue: Dr. Leslie A Geddes.

Schedule For The Day:

10:30 am Building Dedication

11:00 am Tours of the Building

11:30 am Dean's Club Luncheon

1:30 pm Geddes Symposium

2:30 pm BME Reception

If you can't be here in person, please join us via streaming video at

August 28, 2006

Classes Have Started

Classes have officially started at the Purdue West Lafayette campus, including the very first class to be taught in the new Biomedical Engineering Building.
August 4, 2006

Les Geddes Featured In Impact

Dr. Les Geddes has been featured in the "Around The Fountain" section of the most recent issue of Purdue Engineering Impact magazine. This feature focuses on students, professors, and other people of interest within the College of Engineering.
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